Stories from Around the State
This story was originally published in Generations Magazine.
There is no “right” age to give back to your community. But for members of the League of Women Voters (LWV)—50 state League (and the District of Columbia), and more than 750-plus local leagues— there are key ways that leadership, which includes many volunteers older than age 50, is working to revolutionize our civic life. That work includes bringing people together, inspiring hope around government and expanding the franchise to new citizens.
LWV of Texas called on the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to publicly assert Texas election officials’ duty to maintain the proper voting ballot chain of custody as required by federal law, and to step in swiftly if those duties are not upheld.
This profile was originally published in Midland Daily News.
Katherine Redwine, a member of the League of Women Voters of the Midland Area, discusses her efforts to empower voters in her community.
This profile was originally published in Defender.
For Annie Benifield, voting is in her blood. Her father was a first generation born out of slavery African American, who lived to be 90 years old and never missed an opportunity to vote once he was given the right. Her father passed in 2004, but his dedication has served as fuel to her fire to make voting a priority in her life.
Now, as the first woman of color to lead the League of Women Voters of Houston, Benifield works overtime to get as many people as possible to the polls.
This story originally aired on Focus on South Texas.
The League of Women Voters of Texas empowers and educates voters on state and national issues that affect their lives. This nonpartisan nonprofit provides information on how to vote by mail, how to check if you are registered, and more. Joyce LeBombard tells viewers about the changes to voting in Texas and about the Vote 411 website for the upcoming elections.
This article was originally published by Defender.
Black women have played pivotal roles in voter mobilization and voter turnout for years. More than two-thirds of Black women turned out to vote in the 2020 presidential election—the third highest rate of any race-gender group. Now, with another election just weeks away, Black women are urged to approach this non-presidential election with the same vigor of 2020.